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The Day Our Life Changed

Posted by on March 10, 2012

Written on December 30, 2011

I’m going to be holding this one close to the chest for a while…once we decide to announce this to the world, I’ll make this post public.  For now, it’s just between DH and I.

Our lives changed forever today at 3:45 p.m. when I took a pregnancy test.

I’d been having some nagging inklings for the past week or so, even though it was super early.  Although I was having some typical PMS symptoms, they just weren’t the same.  My gut kept going, “maybe you’re pregnant.”  I’d shake it off, because in a lot of ways, it was unbelievable.  The fertility specialist said trying naturally would be “playing roulette.”  DH and I weren’t even really trying; we were just along the “if it happens, it happens” route.

Today was different though.  After chowing my second piece of fudge in about 30 seconds, something just seemed off.  I had been getting dizzy spells on and off all day, and feeling a little queasy.  I chalked it up to nerves, but tested anyways.

Faint, but there…positivo!

Right now I’m pretty nervous.  Having a baby in September, while not unwelcome, is a bit of a surprise.  Oddly, the only thing I’m really concerned about is how my department is going to react, and how things with school will be impacted.  I know DH and I have been ready to be parents for a while…I just don’t know how good I’ll be at parenting while being a student.  We were anticipating on it happening after I was done with classes.  Not that life would be a lot easier at that point–just–different.

But, we’ll see.  Life is always ready to throw you a curve ball when you least expect it.  But I’ve got to admit, this is a pretty darn exciting curve ball!

 

March 10, 2012

Obviously, things the past few months have been exciting around here.  Since this post was written, we’ve had a trip to the ER for side pain at 5 weeks, had an ultrasound at 7 weeks, and have heard our baby’s heartbeat at 12 weeks.  Now, in our 13th week, life is good.  🙂  Can’t wait to see what the future brings!  Only 7 more weeks until we get another ultrasound and get to see the baby again!

Additionally, I have another blog that I’ve been keeping since last summer.  It goes into the fertility issues, as well has the early days of the pregnancy.  I plan on keeping that blog throughout the pregnancy, and once we have the baby.  It does have an adult “content warning” on it, (as the process of making babies and having babies isn’t always so child-friendly) so if you want the link to it, you’ll have to let me know.  🙂

As far as school goes, I could not have asked for a better support system.  My advisor got pregnant during her last year of classes in her Ph.D., so she is really able to empathize with all of my concerns.  Hopefully, we’ve worked something out for next semester that honestly is the most ideal situation I could have ever hoped for.  We have been truly blessed on our journey thus far, and can’t wait to see what the rest of it brings!

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3 Responses to The Day Our Life Changed

  1. Kim

    a) I would like the link to the fertility blog.
    b) Before I got pregnant I took to heart what people always say about parenting being so hard, and I expected it to be the scariest, hardest things in the world. It’s not. I mean, if you expect that you can just fit a baby into your life the way it is currently structured and little will change then you’re in for a rude awakening. But you are a reasonable person and you know that there will be life changes, but they are positive changes. Granted I know that we were lucky to get a very easy baby but parenthood changes everything but it’s not nearly as scary as I expected, it’s much more fun. I can’t wait to do it again! Everything will work out and everything will fall into place. Soon you won’t even remember a life before Ginger Baby.

  2. Una giovane signora

    Hi Kim! Thanks for the encouragement! I’ll send you a link to the blog. I love your little lady…she is so cute! You guys do such a great job with her!

  3. Laura W

    Hello darling!

    I would, of course, love a link to the blog. SO happy for you guys and pumped!

    Love you loads!
    Laura

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